Ford Taurus for China only

FORD was keen to quash any Aussie optimism around the new Taurus shown at the Shanghai motor show. Styled by Australian Todd Willing, the man behind the stunning Ford GT from Detroit, the Taurus was engineered in Australia, with Wheels scooping three disguised examples last year. Australia’s role in design and development will not see the Taurus sold here, though. “Why would it be a Falcon successor?”

Trevor Worthington said to Australian media.

“What makes it a Falcon successor? It’s a large front-wheel-drive car that’s for China only.”